Thursday, February 18, 2021

Better Than Butter: Spread On The Healthier Option with Sagana Coconut Spread

 Bake with it, cook with it or simply spread it on toast. It's everything you love about butter, but better...

A new year in the new normal brings with it renewed hope and yes, a long list of resolutions. High on the list is health, and that makes a whole lot of sense with the lingering pandemic. After all, your health is your first line of defense in this new normal. And you can start by replacing your usual butter with Sagana Coconut Spread for a healthier alternative. Plant-based, palm-free and dairy-free yet you still enjoy the same creamy richness and mouthfeel of butter but without the guilt. Sagana Coconut Spread has to be one of the year's innovative new product offerings, and it's as good as advertised. Read on for a closer look at the better butter...

We've tried butter alternatives before, and were often disappointed with the cloying and seemingly artificial finish of the flavor and texture. But this one makes the cut. Sagana Coconut Spread is a healthy, all-natural and sustainable alternative with that same butter feel in terms of both flavor and texture.  For starters, the plant-based spread is made from 81% pure, non-hydrogenated coconut oil, 15% water, and 1.5% salt that faithfully delivers the silky smooth consistency of table butter along with its rich notes. Stack it up and you'll soon find out why Sagana Coconut Spread is better than butter. 

For vegans, gourmands, flexitarians and the lactose-intolerant, your search for the perfect butter replacement ends with Sagana Coconut Spread while jumpstarting your own culinary journey to a healthier lifestyle. From its buttery texture to the richness of flavors, this is butter. But better. Despite being completely dairy-free, Sagana Coconut Spread recreates the butter experience for cooking, baking or simply on toast. 

And just as versatile as butter, Sagana Coconut Spread is perfect for the home and kitchen. Try it for cooking, grilling, roasting, stir-frying and baking with a straightforward 1:1 substitution ratio for easy, no-fuss replacement. With no hydrogenated vegetable oil blend, palm-free and zero trans-fat with each block of Sagana Coconut Spread, the exclusive use of pure coconut oil gives Sagana Coconut Spread the consistency, smoothness and flavor of butter. 

Coconut oil is widely regarded as a superfood high in Medium-Chain Triglycerides or MCT. It's a unique type of fat that metabolizes faster into energy and turns into ketones which aids in weight loss. Other health benefits of MCTs include boosting healthy cholesterol while lowering bad cholesterol, promote digestion and helps metabolic health as well as lower the risks of heart disease. Sagana Coconut Spread is also fortified with 35% Lauric Acid which improves the immune system with its known antimicrobial and antiviral properties. When you stack these up versus your usual butter, Sagana Coconut Spread is clearly the healthier choice.  

The story behind Sagana Coconut Butter is equally impressive. Proudly Philippine made and produced for the export market, Sagana Coconut Spread uses coconut oil from a single source in Southern Luzon. But provenance is just one layer of the story. A Swiss-Filipino social enterprise, Sagana takes inspiration from the local word for "abundance" and works with farming communities and cooperatives advocating sustainable practices. This goes a long way in creating a positive social impact by yielding premium quality for higher earning rates to farmers as well as protect the environment. But the difference with traditional butter doesn't end there. Sagana Coconut Spread takes 70% less water to produce while emitting a lower carbon footprint by 50% versus butter. And the best part of the Sagana story begins at your table.

The proof of the pudding, they say, is in the eating. The best way to appreciate the butter-like qualities of Sagana Coconut Spread is with some traditional hot pandesal...

...paired with freshly brewed cup of coffee. Note that Sagana Coconut Spread is best enjoyed at least thirty minutes after pulling it out from the ref to allow it to soften and make it easier to spread. Since Sagana Coconut Spread is made from pure coconut oil, it will be solid fresh from the ref. It's a good idea to bring out your Sagana Coconut Spread from the ref well ahead of your afternoon coffee snack. And when its softened a bit in room temp, you're ready to experience the better butter.

Gliding your butter knife across the slab of Sagana Coconut Spread replicates the silky smoothness of butter, and a generous dab on hot pandesal releases a fragrant aroma just like butter. These subtle tactile similarities are just the beginning...

One bite and a gentle whisper of mild salty notes opens up the palate followed by an indulgent creamy richness. The smooth finish and mouthfeel makes it hard to believe that Sagana Coconut Spread contains no dairy ingredient for the first of many surprises. The flavors have that light yet distinct sharpness of butter, melting in your mouth intensifying the buttery notes without the cloying aftertaste associated with butter substitutes like margarine. The use of pure coconut oil makes a big difference in its flavor and consistency.

Flavor, texture and consistency, Sagana Coconut Spread delivers on all counts. Add the Philippine FDA stamp of approval along with passing the stringent Swiss-European Union quality, food safety and hygiene standards with its unique brand story and you have a butter substitute that's better than butter.

Take it on a baking run in your kitchen and taste the difference for yourself. These Blueberry Muffins and Chocolate Chip Cookies by Ollie's Kitchen were baked with Sagana Coconut Spread and that already says a lot about the brand. When one of the metro's top bakers uses Sagana Coconut Spread for his signature fresh-baked offerings, it's a solid guarantee of the quality and flavor of this unique and healthy alternative to butter.

Now available in select specialty grocery and vegan stores in the metro with an SRP of P 255 per 255g brick, now's a good time for a fresh and healthy start to kick-off your new year in the new normal with Sagana Coconut Spread. You can also check out their website (details below) for more information on availability. Finally, a healthier alternative that's better than butter...

For more on Sagana Coconut Spread, visit their website at You can also check out their FB Page at and their IG Feed at on serving suggestions and recipes.

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